President Edgar Lungu is set to launch the National Dialogue Forum on April 25th 2019.
And the Head of State has appointed Professor Muyunda Mwanalushi an academia at the Copperbelt University as chairperson of the National Dialogue Forum subject to ratification by delegates who will attend the forum .
Justice Minister Given Lubinda told journalists in Lusaka that the Secretary to the Cabinet has also appointed Patrick Chisanga, who has vast experience in leadership and governance issues, as secretary to the forum .
Mr Lubinda said that Mr. Chisanga will also be subject to ratification by the delegates .
Mr. Lubinda further announced that accreditation of those who have been nominated by their respective institutions will be conducted on Tuesday at Mulungushi International conference center.
Mr. Lubinda has explained that the process shall be as transparent and participatory, but was quick to mention that detractors of the process will not be condoned .
“Those who will stay away should restrain themselves from casting aspersions against those who will participate,” he said.
The minister has indicated that the forum shall come to an end 10 days after the commencement of the seatings .
And Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has thanked stakeholders who participated in the debate on the Public Order Act.
“This is the very first time that government willingly has opened doors and through the Ministry of Justice requested people to make submissions and that includes the law enforcers themselves, the Zambia Police,” he said.